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Old Jan 14, 2012, 04:06 PM
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I got through another 3 battery`s (and another prop lol) today, and my cg seems better now.. It`s falling just alittle on inverted now, so it`s much better to fly. Still kinda twitchy in hover, but its getting there.

But i feel it couples _alot_ in KE circles.. but i might be expecting to much of it
Gotta get used to it first i guess
After flying it a few dozen times and adjusting the battery around I have found proper CG to be the key. If the model is twitchy in hover, move the battery back about 1/4" at a time until level flight at 50% throttle is achieved both upright and inverted. This model doesn't fly very well if it's nose heavy.

The coupling in KE is most likely a byproduct of a bad thrust angle in the motor. This wasn't covered in the instructions and can vary depending on how the foam block in the nose is glued in. Your model most likely has a small amount of down thrust that is causing coupling to the gear (if it flies like mine did at first). Fly your model straight up full power hands off and see where it goes. If it goes straight up then your thrust angles are correct, if not then they need to be adjusted. This is assuming you have trimmed it for level/straight flight as mentioned above.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Love this plane!
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Got 4 batteries through mine today rolling all day long
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Is this the newest EPP from 3DHS out?

I been outta EPP planes for the past year now, and wanted to buy another one , instead of using the SIM

I'll be flying out doors all the time, no In-door gym's around here

Anyone have a good starting point for outdoor flying, motor etc?

I looked up the hacker, but man, $99.00 for the Motor/ESC ?

So I'm assuming you have about $350.00 into it RTF ?
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Sub-friggin-scribed and a soon to be owner!!!

I think if they made a Slick out of bricks it would somehow still be awesome...lol
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Is this the newest EPP from 3DHS out?

I been outta EPP planes for the past year now, and wanted to buy another one , instead of using the SIM

I'll be flying out doors all the time, no In-door gym's around here

Anyone have a good starting point for outdoor flying, motor etc?

I looked up the hacker, but man, $99.00 for the Motor/ESC ?

So I'm assuming you have about $350.00 into it RTF ?
I run hobbyking stuff in my epps
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 08:58 PM
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I run hobbyking stuff in my epps
10/4, thats what I used to run in Mine, what set up you using for your Slick?
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:06 PM
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D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor, 40 amp plush esc, and 4 hk939mg servos. Been good so far
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Just put my order in with 2 tubes of Welders, Can't wait to start building it
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:07 PM
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D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor, 40 amp plush esc, and 4 hk939mg servos. Been good so far
Perfect, thanks !
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 07:48 PM
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What's the major differences between the two recommended Hacker motors? Thx!
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 07:53 PM
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What can I expect for the build time? I've flown 3DHS 72" Slicks, 59" , & 51" Slicks, and can build a 51" in about 4 hours

What can I expect on the foamie ?
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 08:05 PM
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What can I expect for the build time? I've flown 3DHS 72" Slicks, 59" , & 51" Slicks, and can build a 51" in about 4 hours

What can I expect on the foamie ?
I've never build an EPP before. I just started looking over the manual and am watching the 33" build videos now. I'd say it'll take me about 8hrs over a couple days. But no worries, it'll be a great throw in the trunk fly anywhere plane when it's done!
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 02:01 PM
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glue and building

Just got my EPP and starting the build. I'm starting to run out of Welders. Only got 1 tube thinking it would be good. Missed the part about 1.5 tubes in the manual.

Would LePage Stik'n Seal work? I can't locate Welder's locally here in Canada. I've heard it's almost the same. All hinges and main wing carbon and elevator are done with welders. I would have enough to put the bottom fuselage and maybe top. Anyone else use LePage?
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Do they have a Lowes dept store in Canada< its like a Home Depot ? Cause they sell it
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